Dear Friends and Colleagues,
It is my pleasure to invite you to the 31st Annual EANM Congress, which will be held in the city of Düsseldorf, Germany. From 13 to 17 October 2018, the Congress will host a unique gathering of clinical scientists, technologists, physicians, physicists, industry representatives and researchers.
The EANM Technologist Committee (EANM-TC) has devised a multidisciplinary educational programme with emphasis on the most up-to-date developments in the field of nuclear medicine. Amongst other topics, the programme will provide insights into therapeutic procedures and the role of technologists, particularly in relation to recently introduced procedures, including molecular radiotherapy and PET/CT-guided external beam therapy.
Following the previous year’s good experience, we will provide one extra Continuous Technologist Education (CTE) session in order to deliver the planned contents. In total there will therefore be seven CTEs and three Mini Courses (MC). There will be sessions organised jointly with the EANM Neuroimaging and Thyroid Committees. Furthermore, as a reflection of the multidisciplinary and international outreach of our committee, joint sessions will be held with representatives from the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO) and our American colleagues from the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging – Technologist Section (SNMMI-TS).
As usual, the EANM-TC will be accepting scientific abstracts from nuclear medicine technologists (NMTs) and related clinical scientists. It is clear that the high standards and visibility of the EANM Annual Congress guarantee that it will be the perfect opportunity to present original research and clinical works. For this purpose, the programme will include three oral presentation sessions and four e-Poster walks. As an additional motivating factor, an award will be made for the best three papers in the oral and e-Poster categories. The EANM Office will be receiving abstracts until 25 April 2018.
All NMTs and clinical scientists who are interested in the current endeavours of the EANM-TC are encouraged to join in the Technologist Interest Meeting, where they will be warmly greeted.
We look forward to welcoming you to the EANM Congress 2018 in Düsseldorf.
Pedro Fragoso Costa